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Design Studio 1.1 CSA Webcast Platform Deployment Options – Part 2

Anthony Low of SAP’s Customer Solution Adoption team provided this webcast.  Part 1 Design Studio 1.1 CSA Webcast Platform Deployment Options – Part  1

It is geared towards admin and developers so they understand how it fits in environment

The usual disclaimer that future things are subject to change

He covered publishing content to platform, BI platform or NetWeaver and the related consumption options.

This blog covers publication and some consumption workflows.  His webcast covered several questions I’ve seen in the discussion forum, so I hope this helps.

Publication Workflow


Figure 1: Source: SAP

Design Studio is based on client workstation

The designer changes the setting to connect to BI Platform as shown in Figure 1.

Then the designer restarts the application and logs on


Figure 2: Source: SAP

Figure 2 shows how to create the application, choose a data source, design application.

To publish to BI Platform “save as” to save in BI4 repository – personal or public folder


Figure 3: Source: SAP

Application may depend on images or style sheets and you publish those to the platform

If you use the BI Mobile application, you need to assign a Mobile category

NetWeaver Publication


Figure 4: Source: SAP

Figure 4 covers publication to BW NetWeaver platform.

You need the SAPLOGON.ini on workstation and define the server instance so you can connect with Design Studio

In NetWeaver case with images and style sheets – from the SAP Gui transation, run SE80 and then the transaction

Mime type is correct

Consumption Scenarios


Figure 5: Source: SAP

Figure 5 shows you can consume Design Studio application through the Launchpad,  use the OpenDoc URL, Mobile BI, Enterprise Portal or SharePoint; review the Enterprise portal limitations mentioned in the note above.


Figure 6: Source: SAP

Figure 6 shows the result of right click, Document Link,

Once you have that, you can call from various places

You need Mobile BI 5.0 or later after adding to the Mobile category

Third type is NetWeaver Portal and MS SharePoint

You can build a document iView with Enterprise Portal


Figure 7: Source: SAP

Figure 7 shows consumption through Enterprise Portal


Figure 8: Source: SAP

Anthony said to “Be aware of the browser version support when execute from BI Platform or Design Studio tool” as shown in Figure 8


Figure 9: Source: SAP

Figure 9 shows Mobile support listed in green

Support on Android is planned

Part 3 will continue to cover consumption workflows, authorizations and question and answer.

Related Links

Next week SAP Insider has a Q&A on Design Studio – I hope to see you there.

Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP NetWeaver BW [Kindle Edition]  by Ingo Hilgefort

ASUG TechEd Pre-Conference Seminar ALL DAY | HANDS-ON: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 with SAP BW and SAP ERP – Everything You Need in One Day covers SAP Design Studio

Check out the 21 Sessions at SAP TechEd Las Vegas covering Design Studio

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      Author's profile photo Rama Shankar
      Rama Shankar

      Thanks Tammy πŸ™‚

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks a lot Tammy. A good resume. πŸ™‚

      However, there's something that I don't understand : Fig.2 it is said that « SAP Portal mobile solution is planned ».

      But in the following documentation (March 2013), it is said (pages 9-12) that since 7.3 sp9 a design studio dashboard can be consumed from the Mobile portal

      How do you understand that?

      Thanks a lot in advance

      Best Regards

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Remi - thank you for reading and responding.

      I recommend posting this as a question in the forum, so the experts can reply - as I am not using the SAP mobile portal solution

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Tammy,

      We are trying to open DS (DS1.2 SP00 and BI4.1 SP02) Document in a Sharepoint 2010 using the openDocument URL and fail to progress beyond the stage the loading. Is there any other reference about running DS over Sharepoint Platform? maybe authorization problems?

      by the way, Webi report works fine..


      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      Blog Post Author

      Amit - I am not sure I would expect it work on SharePoint 2010 - do you mean IOMS?

      I recommend creating a new thread for this in the discussion space.